Woodward Avenue near downtown is almost unrecognizable.
That’s because crews are building the $140 million M-1 rail for streetcars and laying groundwork for a new $450 million Red Wings arena.
On Thursday, crews will break ground for the arena.
Here’s what construction and preparation look like now. All photos by Steve Neavling
Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.